04.30.08

Longhorns’ Kasparek No Hits Texas State

Posted in Baseball, General at 1:34 am by

You know that ballgame I said I’d be attending tonight, the one without booze on the menu? Well, it turned out to a somewhat memorable event in an otherwise shitty season for the hosts.

Below .500 in the Big 12, the University Of Texas might well miss out on the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998.  Leave it to right-handed starter Kenn Kasparek (junior) then, to end a 5 game home losing streak with a complete game no-hitter against Texas State, a contest won by Texas, 11-0. Kasparek faced the minimum 27 batters, a plunking of the Bobcats’ Thomas Field (subsequently retired on a double play) being all that separated him from perfection.

Kasparek’s no-no (9 K’s, 113 total pitches) was the 20th in school history and the first since Adrian Alaniz blanked Oklahoma, 4-0, on April 16, 2005.

Jim Rome opined Monday that “even Woody Allen, Luis Polonia and Gary Glitter” would find Roger Clemens’ alleged behavior “inappropriate”.  The rest of us eagerly await the day Rome’s staff figure out who R. Kelly is.

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